London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms Female beach volleyball players will have the choice to wear less revealing uniforms at the London Olympics as the sport’s governing body seeks to respect countries’ cultural beliefs. The International Volleyball Federation says it will allow shorts and sleeved tops at the Olympics, in addition to bikinis and body suits. The rule already applied to Continental Cup qualifiers for the Olympics involving 142 nations. Federation spokesman Richard Baker said that “many of these countries have religious and…

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Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests Religious people are more likely to have a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human qualities, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Helsinki compared believers in God or the paranormal to people with autism after finding they tend to struggle to understand the realities of the world around us. Religious beliefs were linked with a weaker ability to understand physical and biological phenomenon such as volcanoes, flowers, rocks and wind without giving them…

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